Leukoderma / Vitiligo

  • Non-contagious skin problem
  • An autoimmune disorder.
  • body’s ability to produce melanin pigment reduces
  • resulting in skin discolouration
  • typical white liaisons and patches on skin.
  • Can occur in any part of the body


  • starts as a small white spot
  • gradually increases in size and turns as a white patch
  • Hair on this white patch gradually discolours and turns white
  • Sudden and rapid greying of hair
  •  Intolerance to cool weather
  • Sudden mood swings and depression
  • Pain full sun burn
  • Vision loss
  • Hearing loss.

Ayurvedic Approach

  • In Ayurveda it is mentioned as Shwetakushta or Switra or Kilasa.
  • Imbalance of vata-pitta and kapha doshas
  • manifestation of imbalance dosha in Medhas dhatu.
  • Permanent cure just within 3 to 4 months.
  • visible difference within 2 months.
  • Always better to start treatment within early stages
  • As disease progresses it will be more challenging.


  • Segmental vitiligo -affected by only one side.
  • restricted to the area of initiation
  • chances of spread to overall body are less.
  • Non-segmental vitiligo – in this case skin is affected on both sides.
  • spreads fast across the skin.
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